Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi as called on incoming members of the 7th Assembly to be ready to meet the high expectations of the citizens of Nasarawa State on them when they are sworn-in in June 2023.
Speaking at the closing of a three-day retreat for returning and new members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly which held in Jos, the Plateau State Capital, tasked the members-elect to unite irrespective of religion, tribal and party differences for the task ahead of them.
Balarabe Abdullahi observed that out of the 24 members coming to the 7th Assembly in the State, only nine are returning while 15 are new members, hence his call for commitment, unity and performance because there is high expectations from the electorates.
The incumbent Speaker of the State Assembly also enjoined the lawmakers to ensure enhance synergy with the other arms of government and support Governor Abdullahi Sule in the interest of peace and speedy development of the State.
“I want to appeal to all of us to give our maximum support to Governor Abdullahi Sule for the benefit of our people,” he said
The Speaker said members must bring their experience to bear, enact good laws, make resolutions and initiate programmes and projects that would have great impact on the lives of the entire citizens of the State positively.
“As we are preparing to take our oath of office come next month June, let’s have it in our mind that what our people expect from us is good laws and good resolutions that will have direct bearing on their lives and for the overall development of the State, and we must think outside the box to come up with new ideas and innovations on projects and programmes that will impact positively on our constituents” he said.
He emphasized that the 6th Nasarawa State Assembly was rated the second best among the 36 State Assemblies in the country in terms of performance, hence putting a great challenge to the 7th Assembly to ensure that it surpass such achievements.
The 3-day retreat which commenced on Thursday May 18, 2023, came to an end on Saturday (May 20, 2023) had the theme “Legislative Practice and Procedure” and participants included returning and new members, management staff of the Assembly and committee secretaries.
The retreat was sponsored by the Nasarawa State Government in collaboration with Multichoice Ventures.
It would be reported that the workshop featured different papers presentations by Resources Persons.